Former Governor Terry R. McAuliffe easily won the nomination to be the 2021 Democratic candidate for Virginia governor during Tuesday’s Democratic Primary Election.
With just 454,664 people voting in the election statewide, McAuliffe took 61.78 percent of all ballots cast in the gubernatorial race. His next closest competitor was Senator Jennifer McClellan, who garnered just 11.59 percent of the vote.
McAuliffe will now face off against Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin in the November election.
Hala S. Ayala, a former cybersecurity specialist with the federal government, won the nomination to be the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, carrying 37.36 percent of the vote, with Sam Rasoul coming in second, with 24.24 percent. Ayala will run against Republican candidate Winsome Sears in November.
Finally, incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring readily prevailed over his single challenger, Virginia Delegate Jerrauld C. Jones, winning 55.87 percent of the vote to J...
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